By Kevin Laub
Lightning struck a hay stack at the Smith ranch. Fortunately it was discovered quickly by Ed Bowler and Jay Leavitt. They took care of it with some men who were there, by pulling down the hay bales that were on fire and spreading them out away from the stack. The Gunlock Fire Department was called and made sure the fire was completely out.
There were a couple other lightning strike fires in the Tobin Wash area that the fire department took care of until they handed it over to the BLM fire crews when they arrived.